AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Special Edition: Veterans Benefits Administration Update - GI Bill, Transition Programs, Home Loans & More

September 16, 2020

What resources are available to Veterans? Today, our guest, Margarita Devlin, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits at the VBA, joins us to discuss the GI Bill, VA home loans, and transition programs like Solid Start and Veterans Readiness & Employment (VR&E). She also gives an update on how the VA is handling benefits payments and Veteran engagement during the pandemic.

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  • Guest: Margarita Devlin, MA, CRC, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs 

  • Co-Hosts:
    • Nzinga Curry, AUSA’s Director of Education & Programs

    • 1SG (Ret) Stephen Canonico, AUSA's Assistant Director of Retired Soldiers, Veterans, and Army Civilian Affairs 

Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to help AUSA and the Army better connect with the younger generation.



Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
YouTube: Veterans Benefits Administration
Facebook: @VeteransBenefits
Twitter: @VAVetBenefits
Veterans Benefits Administration Call Center Number: 1(800) 827-1000
Education Benefits Number: 1(888)GIBILL-1
Regional Loan Center Number: 1(877)827-3702

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Facebook: @VeteransAffairs
Twitter: @DeptVetAffairs

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